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All things are possible

This morning from my cozy new porch, I look out past green pastures to peer at a well-known Fallbrookian landmark, Sleeping Indian… Wow! What a view! I can’t help but marvel at God’s handiwork as fog-laden pockets rise like ever-expanding apparitions in the distance. As I look over the early morning horizon, my eyes catch a wind chime I found under my bed during my recent move. It states: “For with God all things are possible.” (Mark 10:27) Do we really believe that? Me – sitting on this porch, writing, is a validation of that truth.

Weeks ago, I wrote to you about some overwhelming difficulties in my life. I told you how my friend in Colorado prayed with me and sent me to have a chat with the Lord about my predicament. And, my, did I spill my guts out with great gusto to him. I also prayed with my friend, Liz, about my circumstances. And you know what? He answered our prayers… big time! He sent me in an unexpected direction and after a week of fasting and praying, the Lord opened the doors to a darling new home through the generosity and love of the elders at Fallbrook Presbyterian who picked me out of the mire and put me on a new path. My problems are beginning to diminish and the future looks brighter.

What made the difference? I continued to trust God and cry out to him. All things are possible with God. All things! Run to him this Christmas season. Believe the truth of who God is and let him embrace you with his love. It may not happen overnight. Mine has been several years but I have learned volumes about what is important in life. God has always been sovereign. Always!

When you walk into my home the first thing you will see is a plaque with four simple letters: H-O-P-E. It reminds me daily of Romans 8:24, 25: “We are saved by trusting. And trusting means looking forward to getting something we don’t yet have. For a man who already has something doesn’t need to hope and trust that he will get it. But if we must keep on trusting God for something that hasn’t happened yet, it teaches us to wait patiently and confidently.”

So, never give up your hope, trust in your dreams. Write those precious four letters, H-O-P-E, where you can see them. Everything that is dark wants you to believe that God doesn’t hear…but he does. There are always lessons to be learned in adversities that change our reality and prepare us for heaven. Our greatest challenge in life is to trust… to believe in God’s goodness no matter what. Never give up your hope because H-O-P-E is a gift from God and why faith matters.

“And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” (Rom 5:2-5)

 

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